Tamil Nadu Weather Report: Lakes and Dams water level rises all over Tamil NaduSivaranjani Soundararaj (Author) Published Date : Nov 18, 2020 15:17 IST
Lakes and Dams water level rises all over Tamil Nadu; Heavy Rainfall in 8 districts due to Northeast Monsoon. The Chennai Meteorological Center Director Balachandran has said that there is a possibility of heavy rain in 8 districts due to overlay rotation in the Kanyakumari sea area.
Chennai Met Monsoon Rain Details: The director of the meteorological center said that there is a possibility of heavy rain in Tenkasi, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari districts. Moreover, Pudukottai, Nagapattinam, Sivagangai, Ramanathapuram and Tirunelveli districts are likely to receive heavy rains.
Meanwhile, Chennai and its suburbs will receive light rain for two days and the sky will be overcast in many places. CMC director Balachandran also said that fishermen of Kanyakumari, Lakshadweep, Maldives and the Arabian sea should not go to the ocean for two days.
The Met Office has forecasted moderate rains in southern Tamil Nadu and heavy rains in northern Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karaikal districts in the next 24 hours. Despite all, Thoothukudi district received a maximum rainfall of 17 cm.
Lakes fills faster in Tamil Nadu: The northeast monsoon has been raining across Tamil Nadu since the beginning of this month. Rains have intensified across Tamil Nadu including Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Chengalpattu.
Due to the continuous rains, the lakes supplying drinking water to Chennai are rapidly filling up. The water level of Sembarambakkam Lake (Total capacity- 24 feet), Chennai's water source, has crossed 21 feet.
Meanwhile, surplus water from Sembarambakkam Lake will be released; As a result, reports of flood danger, as in 2015, spread on social media. This came as a shock to the people living on the banks of the Adyar River.
Following this, the Public Works Department officials inspected the condition of Sembarambakkam, Puzhal Poondi and Sholavaram lakes.
Chennai Houses submerged in rainwater: It has been raining heavily for the last few days in the suburbs of Tambaram, Mudichur, Kattankulathur, Kundrathur, Mangadu, Avadi and Ambattur.
More than 100 houses in the Kattankulathur were submerged. Due to the flooding of Kavanur Lake, water infiltrated in the low lying areas and people were shifted to safety places.
It is unknown when the floods will enter houses and people are living in fear without proper sleep and food in most parts of Chennai.